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Old 11-07-2006, 05:11 AM   #1
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Can all of you give me some help here. I am creating a support file for a course I am designing, and the course has been designed entirely with em measurements in CSS. This means the user should be able to enlarge to a larger point size. In IE 6 on a PC, this is done through View > Text Size > Larger.

I wonder if you people using other browsers, and particularly the Mac could tell me a) the broswer and operating system, and b) the menu command path that will do the same thing (enlarge flexible type).
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Opera (on Windows and Linux) View > Zoom > Whatever zoom factor you want from a list. Or from the numerical keypad (with Num Lock on) - 0 for 10% increase or 9 for 10% decrease.

However; the zoom applies to the entire page, not only the font size.

   
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:39 AM   #3
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Opera (on Windows and Linux) View > Zoom > Whatever zoom factor you want from a list. Or from the numerical keypad (with Num Lock on) - 0 for 10% increase or 9 for 10% decrease.

However; the zoom applies to the entire page, not only the font size.
The whole page? You mean images as well, or it makes a larger window (if not maximized).
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The whole page - including images. It will force you to scroll horizontally in some cases. As an example; this forum can be zoomed to 150% without that happening if your browser window is maximised.

   
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Cool. I have designed the pages so no horizontal scrolling will occur if the person is using a 1280 pixel window with the maximum IE size, which is about 200%. Beyond that, we would probably be dealing with vision impairment, and they would be used to horizontal scrolling.
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I wonder if you people using other browsers, and particularly the Mac could tell me a) the broswer and operating system, and b) the menu command path that will do the same thing (enlarge flexible type).
Mac: Safari, Firefox: Command-Plus to increase type size (and Command-Minus to reduce it).

Pretty sure it works that way in most (all?) of the Mozilla-related browsers (Mozilla, Firefox, Camino, SeaMonkey, Netscape) on all platforms. And in the Konqueror-related browsers on the Mac, and probably Linux/Unix, which include in addition to Safari, OmniWeb and a couple of others on the Mac. Not sure of the names of ’nix browsers.

The Command key would probably be replaced by Control on non-Mac browsers. And this trick applies to text only (not images or other page elements — that seems to be an Opera-only feat).

   
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And in the Konqueror-related browsers on the Mac, and probably Linux/Unix
Yes, Control + or Control - does the trick in Konqueror on Linux, Firefox too. I haven't got Galeon handy but it is Gecko based and I'm fairly sure uses the same system.

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Yes, Control + or Control - does the trick in Konqueror on Linux, Firefox too. I haven't got Galeon handy but it is Gecko based and I'm fairly sure uses the same system.
Thanks. Figured as much.

This sort of thing is only exciting and novel on MSIE, I think! <g>

   
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This sort of thing is only exciting and novel on MSIE, I think! <g>
I can't help but wonder how many of those using MSIE actually are aware of the fact that you can change the text size!?

There must be someplace you can find stats like that!

   
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I can't help but wonder how many of those using MSIE actually are aware of the fact that you can change the text size!?
I think you can only do it under certain circumstances — not when size is spec’d in pixels, say.

But since I don’t use MSIE 6 cannot say for sure.

   
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